Writing 201: Poetry | 1: Screen, Haiku, Alliteration

cropped-writing-201I’m taking part in WordPress.com’s Writing 201: Poetry course. This is more for fun as anything else, but I’ve always had an interest in writing poetry so hopefully this will be an opportunity for me to put that into practice.

Each weekday the course suggests a word prompt, a poetic form, and a poetic device. There will be 10 days of prompts (2 weeks not counting weekends) and I’ll be doing my best to complete all of them. So here goes:

Today’s assignment: Screen, Haiku, Alliteration.

Window on the world,
finding thoughts, insights, feelings;
changing things? Think not!

So there you go, I hope you like my first attempt. More to come as we go through the next couple of weeks.

5 thoughts on “Writing 201: Poetry | 1: Screen, Haiku, Alliteration

  1. Very nice indeed! I like the sudden flash of reality at the end, the sense that we think we’re “changing things,” but we’re not. Yet … I think with every word, every thought, every positive vibe we send out into the world, every thoughtful offering, or even sad ones, we *do* change things, even by a miniscule amount.

    1. Glad you like it. I think I was thinking about watching things on TV, more than anything, like you know those news reports you get from places like Syria and Palestine that break your heart, but don’t actually change anything by themselves. Unless, of course, it prompts us to do something, or even just say something, about what we’ve seen. Then we can make a difference 🙂

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